The Strade Bianche, the first WorldTour race of the season, will be held next Saturday. CCC-Liv starts with Pauliena Rooijakkers, Riejanne Markus, Ashleigh Moolman Pasio, Marianne Vos, Agnieszka Skalniak and Jeanne Korevaar.
“The Strade Bianche is an amazing race and also a very challenging one. We start with a strong team and have two trump cards with Ashleigh Moolman Pasio and Marianne Vos. It is up to the other riders to deliver them as well as possible in the final. There, on the difficult sections and tough hills, the difference is made”, says sports director Jeroen Blijlevens.
“Ashleigh is in shape. We have seen this in the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. The Strade Bianche suits her even better as it is slightly more challenging. What we can expect from Marianne, is still difficult to say. The Strade Bianche is her first race. However, she has completed a very good training camp in Spain and surely wants to show herself.”
Photo credits: Cor Vos